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Film about tennis Legend Martina Navratilova impeded by cancel culture



Pulitzer winning journalist Glenn Greenwald: "In 1975, at the age of 18, Martina Navratilova fled Communist Czechoslovakia, leaving her entire family behind in a daring escape, to emigrate to the U.S. In the 1980s, she became one of the only

openly gay celebrities in the world, an LGBT and feminist pioneer, and an outspoken political dissident.

"In 2017, I decided to make a feature-length documentary not only about Navratilova’s life. We quickly found a partner in Reese Witherspoon, who had created a production company called Hello Sunshine devoted to telling stories of “strong, complicated women,” and we then announced the project.

Two years later, despite the backing of a highly influential Hollywood figure and readily available financing, filming has not begun, and it may never begin. But the major factor that delayed the film, perhaps permanently, was a series of episodes associated with what is often called “cancel culture.”

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theintercept.com   
08-14-20